Wreckage From Sriwijaya Air Crash Recovered by Navy as Focus Shifts to Black Box Recovery

Wreckage and human remains were recovered in waters north of Jakarta on January 10 and 11, as search teams continued attempts to recover flight recorders from the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 that crashed on January 9.

Sriwijaya Air said in a statement that the aircraft lost contact at 2:40 pm local time on January 9. Six crew members and 56 passengers were on board, 10 of whom were children, the airline said.

The locations of the plane’s two black boxes were identified on January 10, according to local news reports.

The Jakarta Post said that around 2,600 people were taking part in the search, with 53 ships also involved. This footage shows some of the wreckage recovered, in addition to continuing search efforts by the Indonesian navy. Credit: jjm.tv via Storyful